The Friday Night Headliner Concerts are the signature Series of the Festival, with average crowds ranging from 1,500 to 2,500 per night. Music lovers of all ages flock to Henry Law Park (Corner of Washington St and Henry Law Ave) with picnic blankets, lawn chairs, friends and family to enjoy music in a setting that truly epitomizes the charm and sense of community found only in New England cities as vibrant and historic as Dover. On the banks of the winding Cochecho River, and surrounded by 18th and 19th century mill structures of brick and granite, Henry Law Park boasts a gently rolling lawn, gigantic shade trees, pristinely manicured gardens and walkways, and the beloved Rotary Arts Pavilion.
In 2013, the Headliner Series is getting even bigger by adding local singers and songwriters as opening acts at 6:00pm prior to the 7:00pm Headliner show. These openers represent some of the finest up-and-coming musicians in the Seacoast area and will add depth to an already incredible lineup of Friday night performances.
The Friday night shows start at 6:00pm with an introductory performance and then lead into the headliner for the evening at 7:00pm.
Rain location: Dover High School Auditorium, Alumni Drive, Dover, NH 03820